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Cell parts&functions

Cell Parts and Function Notecards

cell membrane One function of the cell membrane is to keep the cell and its environment separate. (The cell membrane is the boundary layer between a cell and its environment). Another function is to allow things in or out of the cell.
Cytoplasm Cytoplasm's is a gel like liquid. The function is to suspend structures AND/OR move structures and material throughout the cell by Cytoplasmic Streaming
Nucleus (not in the atom) The function is to direct all cell activities. It is located in the center of the cell and has Chromosomes.
Mitochondria; Nickname: Power House the function is to breakdown "cell food" to release energy for use in the cells. grammar: it is plural
Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) the function is to be a path to help move things from the nucleus to the edges of the cells. It is like a highway in the cells conveyor belt.
Ribosome the function is to make proteins
Golgi Bodies the function is to package proteins and begin the process of moving proteins out of the cell.
Vacuole the function is to store things in the cell.
Lysosome the function is to digest/ waste and worn out cell parts. The digested bits are used ti make new things in the cell. Lysosomes are recyclers.
Cell Walls tough, rigid outer coverings that protect/support the cell.
Chloroplast the function is to change light energy into chemical energy, in the form of sugar or starch. They always have a color and most are green.
Cytoskeleton the cytoplasm contains the CYTOSKELETON, solid and hollow tubes that helps cells keep their shape, change their shape, or in some cases move.
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